use of force by police

use of force by police

Youngstown police used force 117 times in 2017 while answering more than 69,000 calls. The types of force used (percentages are rounded):

Level 1, verbal direction: 6 percent

Level 2, joint locks, pressure points: 15.4 percent

Level 3, wrestling, takedowns, chemical spray, electronic stun weapons: 69.8 percent

Level 4, striking or fighting: 7.8 percent

Level 5, deadly force: 0 percent

Source: Youngstown Police Department

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